Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Milo's Rhino Romper

I guess it was a bad idea to knit something just for a baby to wear home from the hospital. He's only worn it three times. Once for his hospital pictures, then again on the day he came home:

And then three weeks later, when I panicked that I didn't have enough pictures of him in it:

But now that he's a few weeks old, he spits up a lot, so it doesn't make sense to dress him in something that has to be hand washed. I guess next time I knit for a newborn, I'll use acrylic. At least it makes a cute decoration hanging in his room.

Free pattern here

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I'm having gauge issues. Last night, I knitted lots of gauge swatches with this blue skein of Malabrigo Twist. I started with size 7 needles and 4 stitches per inch and ended up with size 4 needles, still with 4 stitches per inch. So I gave up and started knitting on the size 4. But when I got to the white yarn, my gauge was 5 stitches per inch. Is it possible that two skeins of Malabrigo Twist vary that much in thickness or is it my knitting that varies that much from day to day? What do I do now? Frog it and knit a swatch in each color? I'm making a newborn size Rhino Romper, and I'm afraid that if my gauge is off in one direction, I'll run out of yarn, and in the other direction, it will be too small. If I hadn't spend so much money on this yarn, I'd give up.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mama's Girl

Hanne had a crafty day. She tried to wind her own yarn, then she made knitting needles out of popsicle sticks, then wrapped the yarn around her neck, Portuguese style, and knitted her yarn into a big, tangled mess. How can I be mad that she's not asleep when she's in her room "knitting?"